Monday, June 6, 2011


Weight loss surgery has shown benefits to many chronic diseases, such as
diabetes, hypertension, lipid abnormalities, and also to chronic kidney
disease (CKD). But is weight loss surgery for those with end-stage renal
disease (ESRD) a good option? That was my question when I first saw a
patient in the clinic who was on dialysis, but was seeking gastric bypass to
lose weight to be able to have a kidney transplant. What would happen after
surgery? How would we modify her diet and supplements after surgery?

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